Author Archives: mattyj515

Des Moines Marathon

It’s now Day 3 of marathon recovery, and I’m starting to get back to normal. This morning I went down the stairs facing forward! It still hurt, but it’s an improvement. On October 21st I ran my first marathon. I’ve only been a runner, in any sense of the word, for three or four years. […]

Preventing Side Cramps

Less than a mile into the Midnight Madness 10K last weekend, I started getting a side cramp. Or a side stitch, or a side ache, or whatever you want to call it. I had heard a number of explanations for why these happen: you’re running too hard, your stomach is too full, you’re dehydrated, you aren’t exhaling […]

Workout Music – Part 1

When running or biking solo, I usually listen to my iPod on shuffle. My iPod isn’t exactly loaded with dance music or your typical workout-type songs. Don’t get me wrong, a little LMFAO or the like is great for working out. But my music library is populated with the likes of Ben Folds, Cake, Death […]

Fitness Fatale

Conquering Fitness Goals One at a Time

BS in the Midwest

why not Iowa?

GG's Tri Blog

A geeky triathlete's 2 cents on various topics...

mikebuenting

The words of Mike Buenting! Endurance athlete and coach

Running With Hashimoto's

My journey to remission

San Diego Fitness Diva

Distance runner and fitness enthusiast who loves coffee & leafy greens

Mastering the Uphill Shift

Musings of an Amateur Armchair Cycling Enthusiast